These days, it’s all about getting the most value from your purchase, and smartphones are one market wherein the modern consumer really digs into detail, and wonders, is it worth every peso of the money I spent on it?

Huawei Y9s (21)Fortunately, Huawei is a company that knows how to up its game in every segment, with new devices that offer a good price to specs ratio. The new Y9s is a classic case in point.

Huawei Y9s (30)It’s a phone that wants to be a multimedia powerhouse with its huge display, and capable hardware. At the same time, it wants to be premium with how it looks and feels, But best of all, it doesn’t want to burn a huge hole in your wallet.


The question is, does it deliver?

Display 6.59″ FHD+ TFT LCD
Processor Kirin 710F
Storage 128GB
Rear Cameras 48MP Main
8MP Ultra Wide
2MP Depth
Front Camera 16MP
OS Android 9 + EMUI 9.1
Battery 4,000mAh
SRP PhP13,990
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Huawei Y9s Review
Our Verdict
The Huawei Y9s delivers in basically all departments, and exudes the signature quality that Huawei devices offer. It looks and feels premium, it performs more than well enough for basic day to day tasks and even a bit of gaming, its various cameras allow it to adapt to various shooting conditions, and with good quality by the way. Software pretty much covers the basics and is optimized, and battery life is stellar. Some things could be better of course. The lack of Face Unlock is bewildering, and a newer processor would've made it an even better deal. Still, for its PhP13,990 price tag, it's a well-rounded device, and proves that you really don't need to spend a ton of money for a good quality device.
What's Good
Premium look and feel
Great day-to-day performance
Highly flexible camera system
Photo quality is more than decent
Well-optimized software
Great battery life
Good price
What's Not
A newer processor would've been great
Lack of face unlock could be a deal breaker to some

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.